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Early on Thursday, November 7, a Pineville man was killed in an accident in Centerpoint involving two vehicles, one driven by an Effie man.


 State Police Troop E troopers responded to the accident around 4:30 a.m., which occurred on La. Highway 107 at Scroggs Road in Avoyelles Parish.  The accident involved a 2000 International (18 wheeler), driven by Elton McNeal, age 58 of Effie, and a 2004 Kawasaki motorcycle, driven by Kevin G. Herron, age 41 of Pineville.  

The Kawasaki was southbound on La. Highway 107 107 when the International exited a private driveway and entered La. Highway 107.  This action placed the International in the direct travel path of the Kawasaki, resulting in a collision. 

 McNeal was wearing his seatbelt and was not injured.  He was charged with failure to yield.

 Herron was wearing a helmet, but was pronounced dead at the scene.

 Routine toxicology tests are pending.  The crash remains under investigation.